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Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes comedien and actor John Leguizamo for an entertaining and enlightening face to face interview.
Well-known for his role in such films as "Romeo + Juliet" and "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar," Leguizamo was born in Colombia, and traces his family roots back to a handful of different countries. Having, in many respects, realized the "American Dream," the 47-year-old admits to being bothered by immigration issues plaguing various communities and cultures:
"It's terrifying, I mean, that they think that it's OK to take kids out of schools, to - to stop a - a person and profile them because they look Latin. If you happen to be Latin, they're going to stop you and check you for papers," he tells Piers Morgan. "I don't think that's cool. That's like Nazi Germany time. It's terrifying. And - and - and it may - it saddens me that I'm in this country and I love this country and that they would treat my people that way. It's disheartening."
A self-professed fan of the president, the star voice from the "Ice Age" movie franchise wishes the incumbent had some help from others in Washington, D.C.:
"I love Obama. I love everything he does. And I - and I - and I just feel like he's the most dignified president we've ever had and he wants to do the best for this country," raves Leguizamo. "You know, Congress doesn't play ball with him. I mean Congress would rather undo this country than help the president. All the works programs he wanted to start, the health care, they slapped his hand, even in the immigration thing, they slapped his hand."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Leguizamo explains his philosophy as a father, and details the message he tries to impart upon his children.
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